NISKAYUNA — Mary Ellen Giblin, 74, formerly of Nelson Drive, died in Queensbury on Monday, March 5, 2018.
Mary Ellen was born and educated in Warsaw, New York, the daughter of William and Mary Hurlburt. She earned her Ph.D in Urban Development from RPI. For many years, she worked for NYS as a budget director for the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities, retiring in 2003. She had also taught courses for the Empire State College. She enjoyed the activities of the Schenectady Red Hat Society, was an avid reader, loved to travel, was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church and will be remembered as being devoted to her family.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert P. Giblin; he died in 2004.
She is survived by one daughter, Darlene (Michael) Hayes; a brother William (Holly) Hurlburt; a nephew and niece, Matthew and Katie Hurlburt and many cousins,
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Daly Funeral Home Inc. 242 McClellan St., Schenectady and 10:30 a.m. at St. Kateri Tekawitha Church (1803 Union St. Niskayuna) where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. A calling hour will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Entombment will be at the Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Niskayuna. Memorial contributions may be made to the Warren County SPCA, 121 Warren St., Glens Fall, New York 12801.